From BelarusLiving in Sofia, Bulgaria (14:31 UTC+03:00)
Russian from scratch | Structure, materials, and homework (Hope to see you in spite of everything)
italki teacher since Oct 22, 2015
➡️ Fundamental course || Tailored lessons || Quick course ➡️ A new PDF for each lesson ➡️ Always with homework ➡️ Teaching in ENGLISH and ESPAÑOL
Hi! I can offer several ways to work on Russian (you can read about them below).
All lessons include:
- a PDF with exercises and theory;
- homework and corrections between classes;
- answers to your questions between classes.
Me as a Teacher
Before the FIRST lesson, you can let me know:
- your current level,
- your ultimate goals,
- the way you prefer to work (more grammar or more conversation).
If you can also write a short text in Russian so that I can understand your level, that would be great!
BEFORE each lesson:
- you can do your homework and send it to me anytime,
- write me with any questions you have.
AFTER each lesson:
- look through our Skype chat,
- learn all the new constructions and words we came across.
You can always feel free to write me anytime between lessons.
My lessons & teaching style
FUNDAMENTAL COURSE. This is the best choice if you want to start learning Russian from scratch and have plenty of time. We will do everything step-by-step.
I can explain the grammar – how it functions and why – in detail, send you schemes and try to systematize everything (in my experience, it's most efficient to focus largely on texts and speaking, though).
TAILORED LESSONS. If you need something special, I’ll do my best to design it for you.
QUICK COURSE. If you just want to learn a bit of Russian, this course is a good fit. It will give you a grasp of Russian overall, how its grammar functions and how to build phrases. The course also includes vocabulary for tourists.
My teaching material
Test templates and examples
Graphs and charts
2015 - Present
Community tutor ItalkiItalki - Bereza, Belarus
2014 - 2016
Bachelor's - Русский язык как иностранный (Russian as a foreign language)Белорусский государственный университет (Belarusian State University)
Диплом о переподготовке на уровне высшего образования Белорусский государственный университет 2016Квалификация "Преподаватель русского языка как иностранного" -
Qualification: Teacher of Russian as a Foreign Language.
I have now had 100 lessons with Andrei, totalling just under a year and half of learning. Andrei is an outstanding teacher, his lessons are both engaging and challenging which has massively aided my learning.
The structure of the course is excellent, covering important topics and aspects of the Russian language. Innovative teaching styles such as watching cartoons in Russian together is a really cool way to introduce new words and revise words previously learnt.
The homework tasks are continuations of what is covered in the lessons which further help learning, furthermore Andrei cares whether you have done the homework. His marking and feedback is completed timely.
Prior to starting with Andrei I was using Duolingo, thinking that I was learning the language well. I am glad I started lessons with Andrei as I am lightyears ahead of where I would have been if I continued with Duolingo.
Jul 15, 2021
101 Russian lessons
The lessons are sometimes difficult, but if they were easy I wouldn’t be learning much. I think I have learned more in 10 months of weekly lessons than I did in three years of taking Russian every day in high school.
Oct 2, 2018
141 Russian lessons
Andrei is an excellent teacher. Why ? His teaching material is detailed yet practical; his focus in lessons; his consistency. And importantly, I can see and hear that I am making progress. His classes are a real work-out like the gym !
Jun 4, 2016
34 Russian lessons
You can't go wrong with Andrew. He's a hard-working, well-rounded and very sharp teacher wich will help you along any level you wanna reach.
Sep 13, 2022
6 Russian lessons
Sep 12, 2022
510 Russian lessons
The most valuable lesson I have ever had with Andrei.I highly recommend him